Turkey Run and Potomac Heritage Trail

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Turkey Run and Potomac Heritage Trail ist ein 3.8 Meilen langer, stark besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von McLean, Virginia. Er führt entlang eines Flusses, durch schönen Wald und es gibt einen Wasserfall und schöne Wildblumen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist das ganze Jahr über zugänglich. Hunde und Pferde sind auf dem Weg erlaubt.

Entfernung: 3.8 miles Höhenunterschied: 403 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

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Wandern

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Laufen

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Note: This trail can get very washed out after significant rainfall and flooding. Great river views plus stream, falls and woods The trail starts in the C1 parking area and heads down to the Potomac River. The markers are yellow until you reach the river where you follow blue markers of the Potomac Heritage trail to the northwest along the river. You cross over Turkey Run and continue to Dead Run. Cross over Dead Run and go up stream, following the yellow markers again. Just after passing under the GW parkway bridge, turn left, cross the run and follow the yellow markers southeast until you reach Turkey Run again. Turn left and at the bridge cross over the run and follow the yellow trail up the hill and back to the parking lot.

wandern
brücke geschlossen
abseits des Weges
steinig
26 days ago

Amazing trail, it has a everything we envisioned. Rocks, along the river, streams, waterfalls, stairlifts, ropeway, you name it. It was intriguing, adventurous , fun and relaxing ! ,

wandern
1 month ago

I did this loop more or less as AllTrails has it, but extended to outbound section on the Potomac Heritage Trail all the way to the American Legion Bridge. It was decent-but next time I would probably eliminate the loop and just stick to the riverside. Crossing under the GW Parkway is not so pleasant, and I lost the loop several times, especially along Dead Run, and ended up bushwhacking on what turned out to be the wrong side of Dead Run.

Laufen
2 months ago

Super fun run but you have to stop a few times to scramble up rocks and check out little waterfalls. Really pretty. Got off path on the return, trail marking dodgy and something up with gps on map, but no worries just ran a bit though subdivision to get back on trail

Fun trail so close by for a quick outing.

wandern
3 months ago

When you hit Dead Run (there is a sign that marks it) the yellow trail will be to your left (the first yellow marker was on a tree on the same side of the bank as the dead run sign), it eventually takes you across the rock filled area to the other side of Dead Run. Some of the yellow markers are kind of faded. There are a couple places on the yellow trail that are pretty steep, thin pieces of rope has been tied there to aid with going up or down, but I wouldn't trust putting a lot of your weight into the rope. We made our way back to the parking lot close to dark with the aid of the alltrails app and the pokemon go app (really) and we saw a deer galloping not too far away on the yellow trail. Decent trail, not awesome, but not bad.

wandern
brücke geschlossen
schlammig
scrambling
steinig
3 months ago

wandern
abseits des Weges
scrambling
steinig
3 months ago

difficult to figure out how to loop this. DO NOT FOLLOW the green path after the creek. To finish a loop you should NOT continue on Turkey Run.. you will need to continue on dead run.

wandern
3 months ago

Beautiful trail, some parts are hard. Lots of climbing on rocks. Unfortunately it’s badly marked.

wandern
steinig
überwachsen
3 months ago

wandern
3 months ago

The trails become hard to follow, and I had to do some unnecessary scrambling and climbing off trail until I found it again. Made for a great workout at least!

wandern
ausgewaschen
scrambling
steinig
3 months ago

The trail is not well marked and washed out in many places. It is not good for small dogs with little legs or small children. Otherwise, it’s a lot of fun since the terrain changes often and you have to rock jump and scramble across many streams and creeks.

wandern
schlammig
steinig
4 months ago

very nice trail! be prepared though, you will have to climb some rocks. wear shoes with good traction.

wandern
ausgewaschen
abseits des Weges
scrambling
steinig
4 months ago

This trail has some treacherous parts along Dead Run where you have to either scramble among big rocks along the creek or scramble along a steep loose hillside. You will see the trail go down a steep slope into Turkey Run or two others, so you have to look around for a better way. Be prepared to think as it is not easy and not well marked. People have mentioned “ropes” to help you up or down a steep slope. They are NOT ropes, but only heavy strings. Do not put your weight on them. I believe someone put them there to mark the trail, as it is washed out along all the streams.

wandern
käfer
4 months ago

Visited the trail for the first time. I can see how it would quickly get washed out if there was heavy rain, however we were lucky enough to still see the trail even when covered in mud and leaves. We crossed the river/stream twice. More incline than we anticipated but the dogs did great regardless. Would mark this hike as the difficult end of moderate or easy end of difficult. Lots of spiderwebs that we ended up just walking through. Saw a frog. Went at 10:00AM on a Saturday and we were the only ones on the trail and in the car lot. Got pretty lucky but I’ll take it! Was a beautiful hike.

wandern
schlammig
4 months ago

wandern
abseits des Weges
schlammig
scrambling
überwachsen
4 months ago

So! There are a lot of things to know about this trail - the primary thing being that if you choose to do the longer loop - of roughly 4 miles - much of the trail is actually gone. Yes, in spots by the river and under the highway bridges, it is washed out, but you can still see blazes. But when you get down to the river bed proper, it is actually completely gone. If you look at the red GPS route above (and I highly recommend downloading it before you go), you will see that people just pick their way along the riverbed itself - which is doable but very rocky and would probably be impossible in high water - until they can pick up the blazed trail again. We did not know that and as it was later afternoon, we chose to bypass the riverbed by simply staying on the hill and climbing up and over and down until we found the trail again. That too is a scramble - lots of soft trees and leaves and very slanty and slick. But doable. Also - even on the marked trail, there are spots that are overgrown with vegetation, and others where the incline is enough and/or you have to cross over a deep enough gully that someone has installed ropes in a few places. I strongly suspect that the Park Service, which has been starved of funds in recent years, hasn’t maintained this in an age. It is still a lovely hike and lots of spots with great river views. That said, it would have been very helpful to know all this in advance to prepare mentally and physically. Be sure to wear appropriate shoes, bring food, water and maybe a first aid kit. I would definitely classify this hike now as more of a DIFFICULT than moderate.

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